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Rudolph, the red-nosed sawfly?

Observed: 3rd April 2011 By: andyk
London Natural History Society
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Head & antennae
Antennae
Ventral surface
Wings
Head & pronotum
Thorax
Thorax and abdomen - dorsal
Description:

Beaten from hawthorn bush

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which a sawfly (Cladius pectinicornis) interacts

Comments

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Cladius pectinicornis

That's a great-looking sawfly! According the Benson's key (1958) this species feeds on wild and cultivated roses and strawberries, and is "one of the commonest of sawflies throughout Britain and Ireland", but I've only ever seen it once!

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Roses & strawberries

It has got expensive tastes!

There are plenty of wild strawberries and wild roses at Fames Rough. I'll look for more of these.

Thanks Martin.

Andy Keay